Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive / Ray Raphael.
- ISBN: 9780307595270 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0307595277 (hardcover)
- Description: 324 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
- 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||352.23/Raphael (Text to Phone)||In transit||-|
|Merrimack College||Stacks (3rd)||JK511 .R36 2012 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Phillips OWHL||Stacks 4||352 R16M (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -309) and index.
|Contents Note:|| Part I. Precedents (for better and mostly worse): little gods on earth: monarchs and their governors; revolution and the retreat from executive authority -- Part II. Conjuring the office: first draft; second guesses; Gouverneur Morris's final push -- Part III. Field tests: selling the plan; the launch; Washington and the challenge to transcendent leadership; system failure: partisan politics and the election of 1800; Jefferson stretches the limits.
|Summary:|| Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized.
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